Dr. Patricia Soto-Icaza is a professor and researcher at the Center for Research in Social Complexity (CICS) of the Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), Santiago, Chile. She is a psychologist, she graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile . She has a master’s degree in clinical psychology, with a doctorate in neuroscience from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has more than 20 years of experience in patient care as a clinical psychologist and more than 15 years dedicated to autism research. She has focused her studies on her on her on her on her in the area of neurodevelopment of the social brain with special emphasis on the precursors of the development of social skills in childhood.She currently leads research projects on children with special educational needs and autism in women. She is an author in publications in scientific journals and books.